Sunday, July 29, 2012

Benjamin Franklin on Marriage [quote them] [quote me]

"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards."
It is said to be an antecedent to the Stanley Kubrick 1999 film, "Eyes Wide Shut," starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, which explores the hardships of keeping an ongoing relationship alive. [Source: Wikipedia]  On a side note, it's funny that it stars now-divorced couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Also, I've always associated Kubrick only with the sci-fi genre, and specifically, the "2001: A Space Odyssey" movie.

Anyway, this Benjamin Franklin quote probably best captures my own beliefs about marriage, and I would think, that of my real close friends', too.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The languages with the most number of native speakers are... [did you know?] [prustrations]

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1. Chinese Mandarin - 1 billion people
2. Spanish - around 390 million people
3. English - around 375 million people
58. Tagalog - 20 million people

Sunday, July 8, 2012

How convenient [prustrations]

Image from miggyzaballero
I've seen a lot of something like this lately:

Filipino Blogger says "Filipinos are so stupid, they hate it when people criticize them."

Sunday, July 1, 2012

[did you know?] Zapote, the fruit.

From Top10Philippines
I've known people (Filipinos) with Zapote as their family name. I wondered what that means. I just know it's a Spanish word.